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Archive - Jun 2011

June 20th

Wagon train rolls into Punxsutawney

June 21, 2011

TROUTVILLE — It will seem like the Old West this week when the Appalachian Wagon Train travels through the Punxsutawney area today and Wednesday.

The wagon train has been traveling throughout Pennsylvania since 1970 and travels anywhere from 12 to 20 miles per day.

Dick Stewart, president, said this is a family-oriented and church-oriented event, which is focused on a historical site or event that took place in the Appalachian regions of Pennsylvania.

June 19th

Federation League All-Stars shine, 12-7

June 20, 2011

HOMER CITY — A sunny Saturday evening proved to be the perfect atmosphere for the Federation League All-Stars to take down the Indiana County League (ICL) All-Stars, 12-7, in a competitive interleague game played at First Commonwealth Field in Homer City.

The Rossiter Miners sent five All-Stars to Saturday night's game: Christian Muth, Matt Gourley, Pete Meterko, Tommy Bush and Dakota Bish. Both Muth and Gourley were given the nod as starters for the Fed League. Bish entered the game in the sixth inning, while Meterko and Bush both came in during the seventh.

Big Run Carpet owner vows to keep business going after fire

June 20, 2011

BIG RUN – A massive fire may have devastated the business that has been in his family more than 30 years, but Big Run Carpet owner Jeff London said he'll sell carpet from his barn, his garage or a tent if he must.

“I have already been on the phone with three sales representatives,” he said Sunday afternoon, just hours after the major fire all but destroyed the business. “They'd better be bringing me samples tomorrow. I'll be selling out of a tent if I have to.

Fire destroys Oliveburg home

June 20, 2011

OLIVEBURG — A truck in the driveway of a burning house caused responders to fear the worst during a fire early Saturday in Oliveburg.

Luckily, their fears of someone trapped inside the home along Route 36 were unfounded.

"We knew the owner drove a car, and she wasn't in there, but (we initially thought) maybe someone else was in there, " Bruce Baughman, Oliver Township Fire chief, said.

But once firefighters were able to enter the home, he said, they were able to determine that no one was inside the residence at the time the fire broke out.

Way Back When

June 20, 2011

(The Spirit is pleased to share with our readers vignettes of life in the 19th Century as originally reported in past issues of the newspaper. These reprinted stories include their original headlines and spelling.)

Local Intelligence
March 4, 1896

IN SEARCH OF GOLD
Two Prospectors from Punxsutawney Go to Alaska

Anna Marie Fairman, 77

June 19, 2011

Anna Marie Fairman, 77, Walston, died Saturday, June 18, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital after a short illness.

She was born Nov. 27, 1933, in Petrolia, a daughter of the late John “Jack” and Anna Marie (Senott) Sitosky.

Jan. 23, 1960, she married Robert Mark “Bob” Fairman, who survives, of Walston.

Mrs. Fairman worked for Sylvania in Reynoldsville and Rollo-Jenson in Punxsutawney. She was a retired cafeteria worker from the Punxsutawney Area School District.

A graduate of Sykesville High, Mrs. Fairman lived most of her life in Walston.

John Paul Felix, 88

June 19, 2011

John Paul Felix, 88, DuBois, died Sunday, June 19, 2011, at his residence.

He was born Oct 22, 1922, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Peter and Anastasia (Kristoick) Felix.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in World War II in the European Theater.

Mr. Felix worked for Consolidated Natural Gas Company for 26 years, until his retirement in 1984. Prior to that, he worked in the Kramer Mines and for Rockwell International Manufacturing.

Doris J. Meneely, 92

June 19, 2011

Doris J. Meneely, 92, Punxsutawney, passed away Saturday, June 18, 2011, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.

Mrs. Meneely was born May 25, 1919, in Loop, a daughter of the late H. Merle and Edna (Domb) Hoover.

June 19, 1947, she married Clair L. Meneely, who preceded her in death in 1976.

Mrs. Meneely worked for Farmers & Miners Bank and the Punxsutawney Area School District. She was a faithful and active member of the First United Methodist Church and was a volunteer for the Punxsutawney Genealogical Society.

William E. Pounds, 90

June 19, 2011

William E. Pounds, 90, Punxsutawney, died Friday, June 17, 2011, at his residence.

He was born Jan. 8, 1921, in Kent, a son of the late Ray Engle and Helen M. (Berquist) Pounds.

July 5, 1988, he married Magdalene E. Lucas, who survives.

He was a U.S. Army Tech 4 from 1942 to 1945, and he worked as a truck driver for Cook Moving Systems Inc. of Buffalo, N.Y.

Mr. Pounds was a member of the Rossiter American Legion and the Teamster Union of Buffalo.

William I. "Bill" Reitz Sr., 75

June 19, 2011

William I. "Bill" Reitz Sr., 75, Brookville, died Saturday, June 18, 2011, at his home.

He was born July 7, 1935, in Ringgold, a son of the late Ervin Joyle and Ruth (Buck Pierce) Reitz.

He was married to Sandra L. Depp, who preceded him in death Oct. 21, 1995.

Mr. Reitz was the former owner/operator of Emery's Tin Ship in Brookville.

He was a U.S. Army sergeant in the mortar platoon serving during the Korean Conflict.

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